A Tremendous Bowl Twitter battle between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) proved extra attention-grabbing than the massive recreation.
The 2 freshmen lawmakers engaged in an NFL-themed tussle on Sunday and Monday over Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed tax on the super-rich.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who misplaced an eye fixed in Afghanistan, kicked off the alternate by asking on Twitter if the Tremendous Bowl champ New England Patriots needs to be taxed at 70 % “in order that NFL competitors is extra truthful and equal.”
The New York progressive didn’t again down from Crenshaw’s swipe. She threw some NFL wage stats at him, and added exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the dialog.
“The common NFL wage is $2.1 million, so most gamers would by no means expertise a 70% price,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The homeowners who refuse to rent Kaepernick would, although.”
Forbes cited $2.1 million because the NFL common in a 2016 article, however different sources say it has since risen.
Ocasio-Cortez has been drawing warmth from the suitable and self-styled centrist Howard Schultz, the previous Starbucks CEO, for her concept that these making over $10 million pay a marginal tax price of 70 % to fund climate-change initiatives.
However she had loads of followers on her crew after her clapback at Crenshaw.